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PRSSA chapter receives Star Chapter recognition
Ohio Northern University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) received a Star Chapter Award at the 2012 PRSSA National Conference in San Francisco Oct. 12-19.
The Star Chapter Award recognizes a chapter that meets eight of 10 requirements set by PRSSA: initiate and complete at least one community service project; strengthen your relationship with your PRSA sponsor chapter; give attention to ethics in at least one chapter meeting; confirm that at least one chapter member applies for an individual national PRSSA scholarship or award; confirm that your chapter applied for at least one national PRSSA award; implement at least one national initiative; confirm attendance by at least one chapter member at National Conference, National Assembly, a regional activity or leadership rally; gain positive attention for your chapter in at least one campus or community publication or media; extend an invitation to students/faculty from other disciplines to attend at least one chapter meeting; and confirm that at least 10 percent of your graduating seniors applied for PRSA associate membership.
“Of course I’m proud and excited for our PRSSA chapter,” said Alisa Agozzino, assistant professor of communication arts and ONU PRSSA chapter adviser. “We’ve been honored with this prestigious award in each of the six years I’ve been at ONU. It is almost a tradition now for the students, and no class wants to be the one to drop the ball. I love that it gives the chapter a target to aim for, and a commitment to being better than the class before.”
ONU has 20 members in its PRSSA chapter and continues to gain professional experience through this student organization.